Join RCA

How Do I Join?

Applying for membership is a quick, online process. Simply click here, and follow the instructions to create a new account and join the association.  There are several membership categories, each with corresponding dues rates. If needed, you may also join by contacting RCA Headquarters

Who Belongs in RCA?


Research chefs, corporate executive chefs, independent chefs, pastry chefs, hotel chefs, R&D and test kitchen chefs, product development chefs, innovation directors, food and beverage directors, caterers, manufacturers, and consultants.

Food Science Professionals

Food scientists, technologists, research specialists, chemists, consultants, flavorists, manufacturers, directors of operations, lab technicians, product development managers, nutritionists, dietitians Educators & Students Deans, administrators, professors, instructors, and students of culinary arts, food science, and Culinology® programs.

Educators & Students

Deans. administrators, professors, instructors, and students of culinary arts, food, science, and Culinology® programs.

Business Professionals

Sales, marketing, and distribution professionals.


Publishers, editors, authors, researchers, and public relations professionals


Contact RCA Headquarters.